Running the Amalfi Coast
Exploring the Paths of the Gods on the Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi Coast is truly a land of superlatives. It's most famous trail, the Sentiero degli Dei translates literally to The Path of the Gods. On our tour we'll explore this amazing trail along with many more secluded and quiet trails that explore the hidden and exquisite culture of the Amalfi Coast. For many, the Amalfi Coast means high class tourism, fancy beaches and famous visitors. But, there's much more to this classy tourist destination that we'll take the time to explore. We'll explore the dramatic coastline high above the Tyrrhenian Sea on ancient trails and paths once used to connect the villages and their scant arable land. Also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, like its cousin to the north in the Cinque Terre, over centuries the inhabitants of the Amalfi Coast painstakingly built up breathtaking sequences of stone retaining walls to support terraced vineyards and lemon orchards. On these ancient walls and paths we'll run.
We'll begin our tour meeting in the lovely coastal village of Vietri sul Mare at the southern end of the Amalfi coastal road. Here we can explore the delights of the "ceramics capital of Campania." We'll then spend 3 nights in the well-known village of Amalfi with its sun-filled piazzas and small beach, once a maritime superpower with a population of over 70,000. Across the Tyrrhenian Sea lies the sparkling island of Capri, once the playground of pleasure-seeking Roman emperors. We'll take the ferry over to run a spectacular loop around this famous island. We'll then head inland and spend two nights above the sea in the much quieter village of Bomerano. Here we'll enjoy some peace and tranquility, incredible cuisine and an exciting day running and climbing to the highest point of the Amalfi Coast with breathtaking views of the dramatic coastline and sea. While on the Amalfi Coast we'll get around on the ancient network of paths that lead up and down incredibly steep trails, rocky paths and often ancient stairs. When we need to, we'll utilize the excellent network of buses that connect all of the villages of the Amalfi Coast. Taking the bus along the twisting, clifftop Amalfi coastal road is often an adventure in itself! The challenging trails of the Amalfi Coast will make the rewards of the unbelievable views all the more worthwhile. Join us in 2024 for this unique trip along the spectacular Amalfi Coast!
Duration/Mileage: 7 days / 70 miles
Difficulty: Intermediate - This tour includes some exceptionally rugged and very steep trail, long climbs and descents, many rock steps, challenging trail navigation in places, little access to support vehicle, very steep trails and slopes could induce acrophobia in places, language barrier, access to refreshments in local villages we pass through. Days are kept relatively short to maintain the Intermediate designation.
"Adventure Running provided access to a unique trail in a unique environment. They did it with enthusiasm, graciously and with good provisions. Wonderful hosts who cared about and provided well for their guests."